Banana-Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Indulge in this luscious Banana-Strawberry Cheesecake, a perfect blend of creamy cheesecake with fresh banana and strawberry flavors. Ideal for any occasion, this dessert will delight your taste buds with its rich texture and fruity notes.

Ingredients:

  • Crust:
    • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling:
    • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  • Topping:
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • Fresh strawberries and banana slices for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and granulated sugar.
    • Stir in the melted butter until the mixture is well combined.
    • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, spreading it evenly.
    • Bake for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
    • Add the granulated sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    • Fold in the mashed bananas and chopped strawberries until evenly distributed.
  3. Bake the Cheesecake:
    • Pour the filling over the prepared crust in the springform pan.
    • Smooth the top with a spatula to ensure an even layer.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until the center is set and the edges are lightly browned.
    • Allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Prepare the Topping:
    • In a medium bowl, whip the heavy cream until it begins to thicken.
    • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
    • Spread the whipped cream over the chilled cheesecake.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Decorate the top with fresh strawberries and banana slices.
    • Carefully remove the cheesecake from the springform pan.
    • Slice and serve chilled. Enjoy!

This Banana-Strawberry Cheesecake is sure to be a hit, combining the delightful flavors of banana and strawberry in a creamy cheesecake that’s perfect for any dessert table.

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